September 25, 2022
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max Announced: Price, Specifications

The iPhone 14 series was launched globally at Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event on Wednesday. After several leaks and rumors suggested over the past few months, Apple’s latest series of smartphones comprises four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are smaller models, the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max are aimed at those who prefer a bigger screen. These are the first series of iPhone Pro handsets to get a facelift since the iPhone X. The famous notch has been replaced with a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout that now houses the front camera and refined Face ID technology.

Also, while the non-pro models come with last year’s Apple A15 Bionic SoCs, the Pro model gets the latest Apple Bionic A16 SoC under the hood. The latest smartphones come with e-SIM activation without Wi-Fi in the US. For the first time, iPhone models in the US will not have a SIM tray.

The smartphone also comes with Satellite Emergency Communication Technology which can be used to send emergency SOS to the satellite. The feature will roll out to the US and Canada and will be free for two years with the iPhone 14. All phones come with a crash-detection feature that will automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to access their iPhone.

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iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max price in India, sale date

The price of iPhone 14 has been kept at $ 799 (about Rs 63,700). Similarly, the price of iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899 (approximately Rs 71,600). Both the phones will be available for purchase in Blue, Midnight, Purple, Starlight and (PRODUCT) RED color options.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 will begin on September 9. The sale of iPhone 14 will start from September 16 and the sale of iPhone 14 Plus will start from October 7.

iPhone 14 price in India is Rs. 79,900 and the iPhone 14 Plus is priced at Rs. 89,900.

The price of iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 (approximately Rs 79,555) and the price of iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 (approximately Rs 87,530). The pre-orders of these models will start from September 9 and will be available for purchase from September 16. These will be available for purchase in Deep Purple, Gold, Silver and Space Black color options.

The iPhone 14 Pro price in India has been set at Rs. 1,29,900 and iPhone 14 Pro Max. 1,39,900. The phone can be purchased through the Apple Online Store and Apple Authorized Resellers

iPhone 14 Specifications

The iPhone 14 gets a flat-edge aerospace-grade aluminum frame, with a ceramic shield material on the front and an IP68 dust and water resistance rating like the previous generation. The handset flaunts a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display which is said to be better in terms of brightness and color reproduction than last year’s handset. They are said to offer 1200nits peak brightness and support for Dolby Vision.

Under the hood, the iPhone 14 gets last year’s Apple’s proprietary A15 Bionic SoC that powered last year’s iPhone 13 series. Apple continues to tout its sophisticated Face ID technology as the only biometric security option for unlocking phones.

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Apple doesn’t officially reveal the amount of RAM and battery capacity of each model, however, third-party teardowns should be able to shed more light on this information in the coming weeks. Apple says the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be able to deliver longer run times than last year’s iPhone models.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the iPhone 14 gets a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera that combines a 1.9um sensor and an f/1.7 aperture lens. There is a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture ultra-wide angle lens with 120-degree field-of-view. Apple says it has a new 12-megapixel front TrueDepth camera with an f/1.9 aperture lens.

The company also highlighted a few camera tricks up the sleeve of the handset, including better video recording with a new stabilization feature called Action Mode. This mode uses the phone’s motion sensors to better capture the video. Cinematic Mode is now available in 4K at 30fps and in 4K at 24fps. Apple also touted better low-light performance thanks to the new Photonic Engine.

It is claimed to have improved low-light performance by up to 2x on the ultra-wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth front camera, and up to 2.5x on the main camera. It implements the computational advantages of deep fusion in the imaging process. Apple says there’s also an improved True Tone flash that’s 10 percent faster.

iPhone 14 Plus Specifications

The iPhone 14 Plus has the same hardware as the iPhone 14 except for a larger screen size and battery backup. The handset flaunts a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and Apple claims that the iPhone 14 Plus battery life is the best ever. Under the hood is the A15 Bionic SoC that powers the vanilla iPhone 14 and the camera setup is also the same on both the models.

iPhone 14 Pro Specifications

As far as the Pro model is concerned, Apple has used surgical grade stainless steel which is said to be abrasion and corrosion resistant. The iPhone 14 Pro gets a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Always-On OLED display with Apple’s Promotion Refresh Rate feature. Pro models can scale down to as low as 1Hz to provide a combination of smooth motion and a power-efficient system.

The display also offers the highest external peak brightness in a smartphone: up to 2000 nits, which is twice as bright as the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro comes with a ceramic shield front cover which is known to be tougher than any smartphone glass.

As mentioned, the major difference in performance is the introduction of a bullet-shaped hole-punch cutout in place of the famous trend-setting notch. Apple is calling it Dynamic Island, an “interactive space” that expands for other information such as a music player, calling interface, Maps, as well as notifications. Apple says that this feature works with third-party apps.

Under the hood is Apple’s new in-house A16 Bionic SoC which is touted as the most powerful chip in a smartphone. It has two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. The new 6-core CPU is claimed to be up to 40 percent faster than the rival. Apple says the A16 Bionic SoC also features an accelerated 5-core GPU with 50 percent more memory bandwidth and a new 16-core Neural Engine, capable of performing about 17 trillion operations per second.

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The company says the CPU, GPU, neural engine and image signal processor work together to support the new camera hardware and perform 4 trillion operations per photo.

Now that we’re talking about the camera, for photos and videos, Apple has gone a step further to refresh the Pro model’s camera hardware. There’s a new 48-megapixel main camera with second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, f/2.8 aperture lens, and optical image stabilization. The third is a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture that has a 120-degree field-of-view.

The quad-pixel sensor combines four pixels into one pixel for maximum light intake. It also enables the 2x telephoto option and the new machine learning model allows the iPhone 14 Pro to shoot ProRAW. There’s also the Photonic Engine which is claimed to deliver superior low-light performance – up to 2x on the main camera, up to 3x on the ultra wide camera, up to 2x on the telephoto camera, and up to 2x on the TrueDepth front. Camera with 12-megapixel sensor and f/1.9 aperture.

iPhone 14 Pro Max Specifications

Equipped with the same hardware as the iPhone 14 Pro, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is an option for those who prefer a larger display. The top-of-the-line handset gets a 6.7-inch OLED display with the same Apple’s Promotion refresh rate feature. It gets triple rear cameras and a brand new machine learning and photography mode as the iPhone 14 Pro.

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